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About Osteria 166

Situated in the heart of the beautiful downtown City of Buffalo, New York. Osteria 166 offers a wide variety of options For Lunch, Dinner and Catering. Stop in and enjoy the food, the drinks and the people. Come be part of OUR FAMILY!

166 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
West Mohawk

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(716) 858-3118

Website:
http://www.osteriabuffalo.com/

Entertainment:
Friday Night Live Music!

Catering:
Amaze your guests with our on- and off-site catering, which includes hors d’oeuvres, party platters, sandwiches & wraps, buffets, family style, sit down or your own private chef. Our goal is to produce memorable events taking into consideration clients' individual needs and budget. Personal attention to detail will ensure that your event is a true success. Contact us today to learn more about our catering packages, pricing, reservation information and more!

Parking Details:
Osteria 166 has street parking and pay-to-park lots.

Public Transit:
Osteria 166 is located two blocks from the NFTA metro train line.

Executive Chef:
Chef Jeff Cooke

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Your location for special events, from a quiet dinner to meetings, presentations, product rollouts and fundraisers. We are here for you to make your event seamless and make you look like a star!

Osteria 166 Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Casual (31)
Special Occasion (22)
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Comfort Food (22)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Authentic (18)
Cozy (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Fun (15)
Business Meals (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Romantic (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
People Watching (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Spicy (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Live Music (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

If I had one complaint about my dining experience they would be it was very noisy and could not have a quiet relaxing conversation with my date

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was a little slow. Overall had a very nice experience.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Greeted as soon as we entered. Seated immediately. We had an early seating due to a theatre time but within 30 minutes the restaurant area was packed. Menu has something for everyone. Our party all had the filet and stuffed Hungarian peppers sandwich. We shared a meatball for an appetizer. Plenty for 3. Delicious! Already looking forward to going back. Prices are reasonable.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The service was great and so was the good. The salmon was cooked perfectly. The kale salad was fantastic.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

To be honest my experience at the sister restaurant Villaggio located in Ellicotville was much more enjoyable. The restaurant in Buffalo is located nicely and the setting was nice but the negatives was my reservation was not available when I made it for, and my Chicken Parmesan was subpar compared to Villaggios, even though they claim to be the same.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

After reviewing the menu my wife and I were excited to try out a new restaurant. When we arrived there were about three other tables seated; however, it took about 15 minutes to receive water and a greeting from our waiter. After ordering and receiving a bottle of wine, it was another 20 minutes until our server appeared. This pattern continued until it was time to settle up the bill, when the service was exceptionally attentive. Overall the food was fine, but the loud atmosphere, coupled with the poor service made it an undesirable dining experience. Certainly will not return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was delicious and promptly served. Our waitress was super and it was an enjoyable visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service, food, and ambiance were top notch. Osteria continues to be a favorite.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere. Great for friend / family dinners

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

An overall amazing time! Ambiance, food and drinks were wonderful. Groupn was 6 girls, we tried a bunch of different appetizers, drinks and entrees, each were absolutely delicious. Not to mention the bread and dipping oil! Our server wasn’t the friendliest but the rest of the staff more than made up for it and were very attentive and welcoming. Would definitely recommend and will come back again! Even just the bar seemed like it would be a great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I enjoyed the Workingman Pizza and the Kale Salad. The pizza was satiating. I did not have room for dessert, but judging from the looks of the dessert selections I saw, I wish I did! Good service and reasonable prices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food and service was great as always. Only bad thing was there was a table of 20 people so the noise level was very loud and we couldn't hear each other. But because the restaurant is smaller and open, there is no way around it. It definitely won't stop me from going back.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I had a great meal prior to attending a show at Shea's. The waitress was aware of this and made sure we were out on time. The bread and dipping oil were excellent as were our entrees. We will definitely come back. Through no fault of the restaurant the noise level was very high due to a large group of 16 people.
Great restaurant!!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food as always was delicious. Service was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

very good food, reasonably priced, excellent service

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is a very popular place that sometimes is quite loud. I’ve eaten here many times but last dining experience was ... challenging. My friend and I were seated between large parties and we could not hear each other - we relocated to the front room. Despite explaining a tomato allergy my Caesar salad wirh grilled chicken was covered in slided tomatoes. My friend swears she’ll never go back there, but I will. Be ware that both rooms can be loud.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Old traditional style, the kind that makes you feel at home. Great home made bread, pizza and Italian menu items.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

As with any great value restaurant, it was busy and the service was slow. It was noisy due to the crowd. The carnivore pizza was tremendous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food, service, ambiance, times.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and great service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Attended during restaurant week. Great options of food with generous portion sizes. Don't miss the meatball--it's amazing! Pork osso bucco and carbonara are very good as well. Don't miss this place. It's a favorite of mine in Buffalo!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I thought this restaurant was expensive for the quality of the food and the table set up. The entrees were priced in the high-twenties for a pasta dish and did not even include a dinner salad. Your bread comes in a paper bag which I found very strange. The appetizers were very expensive. The red sauce is terrible tasting. No table linens and a table for two is extremely small. There is no parking lot for this place. You have to pay $5 to park behind in the lot. I would look for a better Italian restaurant.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

So delicious and the restaurant week menu was a great value!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing food and great service. Highly recommend

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Osteria completely satisfied our Italian food craving. The meatballs are famous and for good reason, they are delicious and savory, filled with flavor. The bucatini carbonara is another favorite and the risotto sticks are a must have. The restaurant was a bit loud on a Thursday night, but the overall ambience was perfect for a date. I would recommend to anyone looking for a good Italian meal

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Took a long time for food, 45 minutes for salad...not sure what was happening.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Just love this place! A must is the "Bucket of (Meat) Balls"! All the food is home made. We have a vegetarian in our group who just loves this establishment! The bar scene is great, lot's of energy and seating should you want to people watch! Can't say enough about the wait staff - we just want them to pull a chair up to our table, they are so much FUN!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We went during restaurant week to try it out for the first time, great bartenders and drinks and great service and dinner! The only thing I was upset by was the friendliness of the host... we were very early for an 8 o'clock reservation and kindly asked if by any chance we could be sat earlier that we were and the host seemed to make it a very big inconvenience. But wonderful food and ambiance nonetheless!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Get the meatballs! Delicious food and drinks, great prices

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food was very good but we felt VERY rushed. I know it's difficult for restaurants to find the "Goldilocks point" where service is not too slow and not too fast, but just right. I should note also that it was Restaurant Week. The server was efficient but everything was simply too fast to be enjoyable. We had just begun sipping our cocktails when the bread was served. That was ok but within minutes, literally, our salads arrived. The server had trouble finding room for them on the small table because of the bread plates and dipping oil. We had barely finished our salads when the entrees arrived. There was really no time to just relax, chat and enjoy. We were in and out in about 45 minutes. As I said, we enjoyed the food but we will not be going back anytime soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food was great and our waitress, when we saw her, was great...however we waited a lot longer than everyone around us for the same meals.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Still one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Buffalo.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This was our first time there. We all enjoyed it very much. Can't wait to do lunch!

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fantastic food, amazing service. Can't beat the value this restaurant offers!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very loud and it was hot in the restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent friendly service . The food was amazing. Wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were staying at a hotel nearby and Osteria 166 came up in my search for a restaurant with gluten free options. With my special dietary needs, I'm always nervous when traveling but I was grateful to happen upon Osteria 166 as they provided me with a delicious and stress free dining experience. Our waitress was kind and helpful. She gave me suggestions, listing all of my options and explaining to me how my food would be prepared. She helped put my mind at ease so I could enjoy my night out with my husband. I loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was fantastic. Prompt service. We were both really pleased. Ive already recommended to friends and family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

I've been here several times, the food is always good and the atmosphere is nice! I would (and have) recommended this restaurant to others.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food selection has changed since the old chef left. We were disappointed in a couple of the orders.

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